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Governance Statement

VICTORIA PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL

TRAFFORD SCHOOL

 

1      THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 

 Type of Governor

Current term of office

expires

James Wilkinson Headteacher 
Akilah Akinola

Co-opted Governor

4th December 2024
Nahida FardousCo-opted Governor6th December 2024
Sarah HaugheyCo-opted Governor19th January 2024
Simon Howarth

Co-opted Governor

(Chair)

4th December 2024
Hayley RossCo-opted Governor22nd March 2024
Karen WelshCo-opted Governor16th September 2022
Tom Ross

Local Authority Governor

(Vice Chair)

19th January 2024
John MuyitaParent Governor31st January 2023
Lauren KellyParent Governor16th November 2025
Hannah HolmesStaff Governor17th June 2025
Melanie TidmanAssociate Member 
Sian EvansAssociate Member 

 

 

2      CLERK TO GOVERNORS

 

Trust GS Governor Services, 28-32 Greenwood Street, Altrincham,  WA14 1RZ. 

Contact: 0161 348 7188 or enquires@trustgs.co.uk

 

3      COMMITTEES

 

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee

Pay Committee

Hayley Ross (Chair)

Karen Welsh (Chair)

Simon Howarth

Simon Howarth

Akilah Akinola

Tom Ross

Sarah Haughey

Simon Howarth

Hayley Ross

Tom Ross

Sarah HaugheyKaren Welsh

Nahida Fardous

Nahida Fardous (Vice Chair) 

John Muyita (Vice Chair)

James Wilkinson 
James WilkinsonHannah Holmes 
Melanie TidmanLauren Kelly 
Sian EvansSian Evans 
Kath Dyson (clerk)Melanie Tidman 
 Kath Dyson (clerk) 

 

 

Remits for the Committees are available on request from the School.

 

4      ATTENDANCE  2020-2021

 

Governor

Number of Board Meetings Attended this year

Number of Committee Meetings Attended this year

Number of Training Sessions Attended this year

Akilah Akinola13 
Nahida Fardous452
Sarah Haughey56 
Simon Howarth471
Hayley Ross441
Karen Welsh331
Cllr. Tom Ross53 
John Muyita32 
James Wilkinson571
Kath Dyson251
Hannah Holmes101
Melanie Tidman   
Sian Evans   

 

5      CHAIR'S STATEMENT

 

It has been my great honour to have been the Chair of Governors at Victoria Park Junior School for the past four years and it is a role which fills me with immense pride.

 

The school is very well managed and continues to strive to provide an excellent education for the children whilst managing within tight budgets restraints.

 

The Governors and the Staff continue to work closely together through two Governor's afternoons a year, working closely with Teachers on their Development plans for different subjects and also enjoying and helping out at the many special events and performances put on by the school.

 

We have a very active Governing body and we are regularly in school and participating in school life as well as the life of the local community.

 

If you are interested to find out more about what being a Governor involves, then please get in touch with myself or one of the other Governors.

 

The school is focused on providing an outstanding education for the children.  During the next year, we are focusing on  supporting the Teachers, Parents and children of this fantastic school whilst always having our core values of Love and Respect at the heart of everything we do. It's hard to keep improving but that is what we strive to do!

 

6      CALENDAR OF MEETINGS - 2021-2022

 

Term

Board Meeting

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Wellbeing Committee

Autumn

22nd September 2021

 

6th December 2021

 

20th October 2021

 

17th November 2021

 

Spring

 

24th January 2022

 

4th April 2022

 

 

9th February 2022

 

9th March 2022

Summer

 

27th June 2022

 

15th June 2022

18th May 2022

 

7       REGISTER OF INTERESTS - 2021-2022

 

Governor Name

Business interests

Other positions of influence

Relationships with staff / governors

Date

Akilah Akinola

 

None

Trafford LA Councillor

None

24/01/2022

 

Sian Evans

 

None

None

Deputy Headteacher

22/09/2021

 

Nahida Fardous

 

None

None

Parent

22/09/2021

 

Sarah Haughey

 

None

Trafford LA Councillor

None

22/09/2021

 

Hannah Holmes

 

None

None

Teacher

22/09/2021

 

Simon Howarth

 

None

None

None

22/09/2021

 

Lauren Kelly

 

None

Chair of FAF!

None

18/11/2021

 

John Muyita

 

None

None

Parent

22/09/2021

 

Hayley Ross

 

None

None

Sister-in-law to Tom Ross

22/09/2021

Tom Ross

Office Manager for Kate Green MP

Executive Manager for Finance & Governance at Trafford Council.

Trafford LA Councillor

Brother-in-law to Hayley Ross

22/09/2021

 

Karen Welsh

 

None

None

Parent

 

22/09/2021

 

 

Melanie Tidman

 

None

None

Deputy Headteacher

22/09/2021

 

James Wilkinson

 

None

None

Headteacher

 

22/09/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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